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Greedy Torrent – “The Survival Kit for a Leech”

Greedy Torrent – “The Survival Kit for a Leech”

There’s another bad boy on the block and his name is GreedyTorrent.

Following in the footsteps of RatioMaster and the like, GreedyTorrent is the latest and greatest ratio cheating software program to shake the BitTorrent community.

The freeware software program that pledges to help you boost your BitTorrent upload ratio was developed by Alex N J, a freelance software and web developer, based in India.

GreedyTorrent was developed in C++ using wxWidgets 2.6.3 library http://www.wxWidgets.org), to make porting to different platforms easier in the future. It was compiled using MinGW+MSYS and the installation package was created using Inno Setup.

How Does it Work?

GreedyTorrent is implemented as a proxy for the BitTorrent tracker protocol. Once installed, it sits in the system tray and waits for the BitTorrent client server to make a request to the torrent tracker. Once the BitTorrent client server is connected and attempts to report the uploaded quantity, GreedyTorrent modifies the upload ratio to report the results according to your predetermined preferences.

GreedyTorrent advertises the ability to be in control of your upload ratio, which you can set to be increased as a multiple of either your download or upload speeds. For example, to maintain a 1:1 ratio for a poor uploader, a multiple of 1 times the actual download would be enough. This has the advantage that the torrent file you download always maintains 1:1 ratio, no matter how poor your actual upload speed is. Suppose you have a fair upload speed and you just want to double your upload ratio. You can select a multiple that is twice the upload.

Features and advantages?

  • Unlike many other utilities out there, GreedyTorrent is set-once-and-forget type software. You do not need to configure settings each time you queue a torrent file to download.
  • No complicated options to configure. The default installation of GreedyTorrent is configured to provide you 5 times actual upload, enough for the survival of a normal ADSL user. Also there is no need to manually find the hash values or to set tracker URLs, GreedyTorrent takes care of them automatically. GreedyTorrent was developed with a novice user in mind, with an easy to use interface.
  • Unlike many other utilities, GreedyTorrent generates no additional traffic. GreedyTorrent does not run or emulate an “extra torrent client”, and thus does not waste your precious bandwidth.
  • Only one set of client identification and upload ratio are reported to tracker. Clients that emulate an extra BitTorrent client server have sometimes the disadvantage that two sets of ratio and client identification are reported to tracker, one from the utility and another from your actual bittorrent client.
  • You dont need to stop using your BitTorrent client server while using GreedyTorrent. This has the advantage that you can download 24×7, while GreedyTorrent automatically maintains the specified upload ratio.
  • The upload values reported by GreedyTorrent are no different than what an actual high speed uploader would generate. For instance, some utilities can increase your upload ratio dramatically by reporting a very high upload, lets say in the order of gigabytes in just one instance. However, this discrete abnormal value is easily detectable by an administrator. It remains as a contradiction to yournormal upload, and is likely to result in an account ban. When it comes to GreedyTorrent, even if you are setting the upload as 50 times your actual upload, the ratios reported are consistent and continuous in nature — it can only be inferred by the administrator as a high speed upload.
  • GreedyTorrent does not generate any extra client identification, thus it cannot be banned by the tracker. You can use your favorite Bittorrent client server along with GreedyTorrent, the client identification generated by it will be preserved and reported without modification.

Ethical?

I don’t know. We’ve had this debate many times here at ZeroPaid and I think it’s really up to the individual to decide that on his own.

In some ways it’s good as it can help force overzealous BitTorrent tracker site admins to be a bit more lenient in their ratio enforcement strategies. For in some cases users who have yet to progress high enough to be amongst the first peers in a torrent swarm get penalized in the end by not being able to upload nearly as much as others. These folks are then oftentimes forced to either limit themselves to what they can reasonably afford to grab, a download “diet” if you will, or seed content for an unreasonably long time. In these circumstances I think GreedyTorrent has justification for usage.

On the other hand however, it can also undermine the health of the BitTorrent community as a whole if everybody is hoarding their upload speeds and thereby falsely seeding content. If you download 1GB it’s only fair that you upload a 1GB in kind.

**GREEDYTORRENT**

Jared Moya
I've been interested in P2P since the early, high-flying days of Napster and KaZaA. I believe that analog copyright laws are ill-suited to the digital age, and that art and culture shouldn't be subject to the whims of international entertainment industry conglomerates. Twitter | Google Plus
CrashPeer44
CrashPeer44

you should go to hell and back if you use this program

ejonessss
ejonessss

i agree too the ratios are like points and can be used to earn respect and downloads (if the site enforces the ratios). this is something that will get you banned on private trackers

meyou123
meyou123

I use usenet now because I didn't want to seed on private BT sites anymore. But usenet and torrent protocols are TWO totally different things! And both work totally different from each other. I STRONGLY disagree with anyone using this program! They can make all kinds of excuses for using it but in the end they are just destroying the bit torrent protocol and I hope they PAY for it by getting banned from where ever they try to use it. When I did use bit torrent I played by the rules...the same as everyone else....I uploaded back and tried to keep a 1 to 1 ratio the honest way! Again if you don't like uploading go to usenet and leech away...most newsgroups do not WANT you to upload anything until they get to know you and to see if you know what you are doing. But DON'T use this program...all it does is hurt the BT community...if everyone leeched and nobody shared....there would be nothing left to share on torrent sites. On Newsgroups they have dedicated uploaders so you can just leech if you want but on torrent sites they depend on everyone giving a little back to the community.

meyou123
meyou123

@Tic3...I don't think you even have a hint of how the BT protocol works! Have you ever noticed how slow public BT sites are? The reason they are so slow is because nobody wants to share just hit and run....and it brings the speed of the files down to basically nothing. Compare that to a private BT site like Torrent leech...where ratios are enforced...everyone gets a good speed! Frankly I don't see how you can say that it does not matterif people only leech...it certianly DOES on bit torrent sites! If nobody uploads or "seeds a file then it stands to reason that nobody gets any decent download speed either...then you have idiots that complain that a site is too slow...all because some people didn't want to share a stupid file! That is not a "leet" attitude...it is called SHARING...mabye you should look that up in the dictionary!

heliozoa
heliozoa

if you want to leech use the usenet

thepuzzler
thepuzzler

Cool so public trackers get even slower. Ho Hum. Any private tracker worth it's salt has already banned this sucker.

ArghMatey
ArghMatey

I would definitely ban any user caught using this.

soulxtc
soulxtc

I totally agree.........F's up the whole system.....

JRilla
JRilla

Yea i agree its not a good thing but it will help out the leechers

Myrodushin
Myrodushin

Anyone caught using this software will be perminantly banned from titaniumtorrents.net which is my site lol. We don't tolerate this nonsense.

soulxtc
soulxtc

titaniumtorrents? will have to check it out.......good policy BTW just plain wrong to use this.

PM Harper
PM Harper

All the above ^^^^^^^^^^^^ DITTO! LOL I don't like hanging out and seeding longer than I have to but it's the only way! PM

Tic3
Tic3

I think it's kinda funny....People are always crying about "leeches" and saying they are going to destroy file sharing. People have been making files available online (trading sharing etc.) for a very long time. Lots of people keep saying that "leeches" hurt the community and leeches will be the end of file sharing. I say if that were true it would have happened decades ago. There will always be "leeches" and there will always be people willing to share what they have no matter what. I've said it before and will say it again - Forcing others to upload isn't sharing...it's forced trading. There's a difference between sharing and trading - look it up in any dictionary. "Leeches" won't be the death of a community. "Leet" attitudes and ridiculous rules will.

pissed
pissed

I've always been a loyal bittorrent user that never downloads anything without giving back. Infact my total ratio on utorrent is almost 7 (total uploaded 701GB, total downloaded 104GB). What really pisses me of is when I download mainly not-that-popular contect from private trackers and despite seeding for THOUSAND OF HOURS get a ratio of 0.1 or less.. more than 50% of everything I've gotten from private trackers have a ratio of 0.000 even though I've been seeding them about 10 hours a day for 6-12 months depending on the torrent. In my case I don't find it immoral or "bad" to consider using an service like this but as with warez in general, you gotta find that perfect balance. If everyone used this without seeding it would greatly damage the bittorrent community or if everyone pirated everything without buying anything that would definently hurt the people who made that content. What the anti-pirating companies don't understand is that in general the pirates also buy a lot more content than others. Pirating is also in its own way free advertising that can actually increase sales rather than cut off profit. Lol think I went a bit offtopic there but yea what ever. tl;dr Some torrents are downloaded too rarely for you to maintain a good ratio and if you happen to like that kind of contect you're fucked.

wqrwe
wqrwe

yeah, but what if everyone did that

eeep
eeep

i download and never upload and noones gonna stop me!

Yoda
Yoda

Bunch of crybabies!

Paralan
Paralan

I switched to Torrent Ratio Keeper. It has more features than GT and allows to stay undetected on torrentleech.

zarconomix
zarconomix

Just do wht evr yu wana do guys.Have a grt time downloading n seeding as the torrent community and downloaders are never worried..!! So cheers to the downloaders and thumbs up to the uploaders..!!

Torrentman
Torrentman

I use this program for leeching, then I uploaded to a ratio of 1:1, and then delete the torrent. cause my internet speed is so bad i spend one half of month downloading and the other half uploading I'm on a 725KPS connection. If you think I'm bad just for using it like that then i don't care what you have to say cause i did the right thing by uploading back what i downloaded

Mahdi
Mahdi

in the name of God Here is a solution Use this program for fast download (Leeching) Then let the Torrent program seeding this torrent as a normal torrent According to a persian proverb Neither burns barbecue nor grill!

floydfreak
floydfreak

I would never try to deceive my Demonoid brothers and sisters with this cheatware (Just saw it on YouTube and didn't even know what it was). I am proud of my honest ratio at the best site in the world: 2.45 (506.13 GB/206.38 GB) and, like most of the people commenting here, I would hope that anyone caught using this crap be banned. It defeats the whole purpose of the torrent scene. Now at Demonoid, while frowned upon, you are not penalized for a poor ratio. We take into consideration that some members have crappy bandwidth, that's why the ones who have it to give pick up the slack for those who don't. The only time someone gets scolded for having a poor ratio is when they beg for more seeders.... a definite faux pas.

Malcontent
Malcontent

I would also love to seed and share, but in my country it's illegal. It's okay to download, but not to upload. And they are working on changing that too...bastards.

thatsmytiki
thatsmytiki

the thing is i would love to seed but I simply dont have huge traffic allowance on the crappy plans you can get in NZ. Your uploads and downloads add to traffic and cost a fortune.. no such thing as unlimited here

barleycorn
barleycorn

I understand the idea of ratios is to improve the qty of seeds and a fair giveback for what is recd. What isn't mentioned when it comes to fairness is that most peoples connections are not symetrical which is the fault of the isp. Corporate connections are more likely symetrical and have a much greater ability to give back. I doubt the trackers look at the addresses of the DLs/ULs and scale the ratios by the DL/UL speed rates allowed by the isp's. Next time you want to complain about leechers why not do somthing about the biggest leechers of them all the ones who hit us in the wallet every month. Oh yeah....you can't bully them !

ok...
ok...

Thought it's a bit dated, might as well give my two cents. I understand if people have to resort to these types of programs to stay in private trackers. When I used to use private trackers, I would get banned after only downloading 2 files because I would be in constant competition with seedboxes. Even when I didn't download for 2 weeks, my ratio would only be at around 0.4. Programs like greedy-torrent would give users with crappy upload speeds a chance to share with the community. Whether or not this program will cripple the BT system is up to the user. Nowadays I don't consider private trackers very much. Public trackers have comparable speeds if seeded properly (downloaded a DVDrip at 600KBs which was the max speed on my connection) and much more variety, plus they allow me proper time to seed.

kissmyass
kissmyass

it gets really frustrating when you download a big file like 15gb and you keep it seeding all day like 18 hrs to find out the next day your raito drops 4 points cause you did not get even close to 3gb upload  so i agree this software is awesome and crashpeer44   [ WE ARE IN HELL ] SO NOW WHAT ASSHOLE



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